Awesome Tapes From Africa Announce New Album From Awa Poulo
Malian singer Awa Poulo will release her first internationally distributed album via Los Angeles based label Awesome Tapes From Africa.
Having locally released tapes and CDs over the past number of years, the singer of Peulh origin from the Dilly commune, Mali, will release Poulo Warali on January 20th 2017.
The eight track LP is a collection of deftly assembled folk music that roots itself within Peulh traditions with flutes, n’goni (lutes) and calabash gourd hand percussion while simultaneously incorporating wider Malian sounds like distorted guitars and jubilant rhythms.
Poulu is a unique artist in many ways, with female musicians rarely performing publically in the largely pastoral Peulh communities such as Dilly. Her and her band’s incorporation of broader Malian styles into their music allows the accessibility to transmit further outside the realm of the Peulh tradition, giving her community oriented lyricism a wider breath of audience throughout Mali and, now, the wider world. Poulo Warali was recorded by American producer Paul Chandler at Studio Mali in Bamako.
Awesome Tapes From Africa started in 2006 as a way of showcasing lesser known music from the African continent but has since expanded to become a vastly successful crowd-sourced public archive, record label and acclaimed DJ project.
01. Dimo Yaou Tata
03. Djara Wilam
04. Micdo Yirima
05. Noumou Foli
06. Poulo Hoto Ngari
07. Pouio Warali
08. Sidy Modibo